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Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Date:Thursday 3 January 1974
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8
Operator:Air Jamaica
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Kingston Airport (KIN) (   Jamaica)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Destination airport:Detroit (unknown airport), MI, United States of America
Narrative:
Immediately after boarding, a 17-year old Cuban male brandished what he described as a hand grenade and demanded to be flown to Miami, Florida, USA. One of the pilots made him agree to allow all passengers to disembark. A security officer then entered the aircraft, stating he was a flight engineer. The officer was able to disarm the hijacker. The "grenade" appeared to be a piece of wood covered in a handkerchief.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Kingston Gleaner January 4,1974


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